Maybe it’s my brain producing increased levels of neurotrophic factor (see below: Recap of Dr. Mosley’s First Chapter of His Book, The Fast Diet), but I’ve been feeling more and more like learning how to use the computer and sharing my experiences in the alternative health world with people who are as interested as I am in how to be healthy and live a long life.
I’ve been creating slide shows. See the latest: “Making Dr. Gerson’s Hippocrates Soup” on www.bonnieosullivan.com and I’ve even posted a “Before” picture of myself (with Dale at his niece’s wedding reception in January).
My next project is to get dressed in the same outfit (and get Dale to put his suit on again) to see if anyone can tell that I’ve lost 16 pounds since starting The Fast Diet on March 5, 2013.
Recap of Dr. Michael Mosley’s First Chapter of His Book, The Fast Diet), as to why intermittent fasting works: People lose excess fat, they benefit from the switching on of countless repair genes in response to the fasting stressor, it gives your pancreas a rest, which boosts the effectiveness of the insulin it produces in response to elevated blood glucose (increased insulin sensitivity will reduce your risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and cognitive decline) and, last but not least, it gives an overall enhancement in your mood and sense of well-being (this may be a consequence of your brain producing increased levels of neurotrophic factor, which will hopefully make you more cheerful and in turn should make fasting more doable).
Note: Neurotrophic factor is best known for roles in both development and continued maintenance of the nervous system.
Bonnie and Dale